Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Memories from a distant star

Imagine travelling on foot, we would have travelled in time for sure :P

We left early and got to see the sunrise

I'm back from my journey to my grandparents whom I see once a year because of the cruel distance that lives between us. Twenty four hours spent on the road made me realize that we weren't going for a drive but then again every long journey is tiring. Together with my grandparents I so missed the mountains too, got to see them on the way, they seem bigger to me everytime.

My time with my grandparents was short but I don't regret it because I came back with new memories to treasure. Is so strange to listen to your grandmother speaking about her past, about the days when she was young, is like hearing a story from another world, a world in which I will never be able to enter. I realized that I will never be able to know her, my grandmother is out of reach for me. Thinking like that makes me a little sad, life sure is unfair. My grandmother was a tailor all her life, she practically spent half of her life with the sewing machine but what impressed me the most was the moment she said that she made her own wedding dress. How cool is that? Ironically I cannot handle the sewing machine, in fact I'm kind of scared of it, ha, but I still don't know why. I do all my sewing using my hands, glad I have them, maybe someday I'll try to tame the monster that lives next to my bed in complete silence. Will a kiss do?

Me, my love, my parents and my gradma :)

My little cousin and my grandma's sewing, every detail in there :D

Thursday, July 8, 2010

How is your week? Anything good happened? I declared war to food lately. Sugar is the most powerful enemy so far but I've been resisting well.
I keep watching the opening from Honey & Clover (one of my favourite anime series) thinking that food can be your friend if you want it to be.

Tommorow starts my journey to see my grandparents, they live in the opposite part of the country but travelling by car is one of my big delights so I'm expecting it to be fun. I cannot wait to have some quiet days faraway from my laptop and "the devil" (a.k.a internet). I'm reading again one of my eternal treasuries, the book that treats childhoood with poetry and that enchants the inner child in me. I think I'm going to read it every summer from now on.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Becoming Pinocchio while collecting new ideas

Hooray for my second feature!!!! This time I'm starring on Chic Mother & Baby. The directors are two lovely women who love to shop so they are creating "short films" featuring amazing artists and shops from all over the world. They have a unique style in presenting the stories, you will never get bored of reading their blog! Plus they also own a fancy store filled with mother+baby delights.

{Mina, thank you so much for giving me a bit of your precious time and for the magical feature!!!}

ALERT, ALERT: Ever since I have been featured on other blogs my nose began to grow. What should I do? I think I'm becoming Pinocchio but for a totally different reason:P (laughs).

Now for my show, I created a new series of girls called She collects...

...hedgehogs and hides them under her bed so when she is having bad dreams they come out and whisper secrets into her ear. She eats mushrooms during the day.

...squirrels. She is like a nut, I mean she has a "squirrelish" sense of style. Living on a tree, she doesn' talk to strangers, her welcome sign reads: "Squirrels only".

Called "The Magician", her hat eats an incredible quantity of rabbits everyday. She can recite 101 magic spells and knows the names of all her rabbits.

...paper boats.
Coming from the sea, she travels around the world with her mind and builds paper boats with her hands.

What do you collect?
Buttons? Postcards? Teapots? Clocks?

Tell me!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blog love \(^_^)/

I received some blog love. Yuhu!!! An award from one friendly lady - Crafty Pirate, the award comes with four rules:

1. Thank the person that gave you the award

Thanks a big bunch Thera :D

2. Share 7 things about yourself

1. My favourite number is 7.

2. When I was little I ate so many chocolate bars with coconut that now even the word coconut makes me sick.

3. My biggest wish is to move to South Korea.

4. Sometimes I can be really selfish but I'm continually working on this matter to become a better person.

5. I'm quite childish and have a HUGE weakness for children books, illustrations, small and colourful toys and fairytales.

6. I stopped drinking Coke 2 years ago and never plan to do it again.

7. My favourite reading spot is my grandmother's garden.

3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you admire

1. Taste the rainbow
2. 'Lil Sonny Sky
3. Cupcakes, Glitter and Art
4. *** H E A R T W I N G S I S T E R S ***
5. * Evangelione's Handmade *
6. The Curious Pug
7. +handmadelove+
8. pretty:simple art
9. A bit of Pilli Pilli
10. Bunnies & Bows
11. wattlebird
12. jyudeidei
13. lillalotta
14. happy go lucky creations
15. {Little.Happy.Things}

4. Contact the bloggers and let them know about the award


Also, I was featured on The Curious Pug yesterday. Hooray!!!
Thans a ton Alycia! You gave me a pleasant surprise :D

I've been busy like hell this days and I still have plenty of things to accomplish by the end of the week!!! How do you tame time?